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Heather O'Neill

Adjunct Faculty

Headshot of Heather O'Neill smiling. She has purple hair and glasses.

Heather is the founder of business strategy company Pixels for Humans. At Pixels, Heather helps SaaS companies solve their toughest challenges and grow into mature, community-focused businesses. She handles the full breadth of business strategy, user research, IA, and interactive design work on client projects. Heather earned a dual BA in mathematics and music at Northeastern University in Boston, graduating Cum Laude in 2006. She is a highly rated international speaker, including such notable locations and events as Harvard Extension School, O’Reilly, Northeastern University, UXPA International, and more.

Professional Website


Before You Code, November 2018
Available on Amazon


Tech 10 Rhode Island Women in Tech award winner 2018

Lectures / Workshops

Finding Product/Market Fit workshop. SaaStock, November 2020.

Design Leadership workshop series. District Hall Rhode Island, Oct 2020.
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Quantitative Research. UX Research Conference, June 2019. Confab, May 2018.

Unpacking Difference in Design. World IA Day Boston, Feb 2019.

Bet on Women. Tech Collective Women in Tech 10-year anniversary, October 2018.

Overcoming Bias in Design. UX Scotland, June 2018. DUX Day Orlando, September 2017.

Advisory boards

Snowball Solution, business advisor, 2020

Q2Q Health, business advisor, 2019–2020

Ackert Inc, business advisor, 2019–2020

MassChallenge, mentor & judge, 2019–2020

Tech Collective Women in Tech, board member, 2019